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Atlanta Leader Explains, “Why Florida?”

From taxes, population growth and job projections to weather and quality of life- businesses have many different factors to consider when making expansion or growth decisions. For those businesses headquartered out of the state, Florida presents a unique opportunity for competitive growth. Consider these Florida facts: Florida has added more than 840,000 private-sector jobs since […]

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Future of Innovation Economy the Focus of Caucus Meeting

Recently the Florida Chamber Foundation hosted its Innovation Caucus meeting in Tallahassee, where Innovation Caucus members met to discuss how strategic investment, talent supply and research collaboration will propel Florida’s innovation and entrepreneurial economy.  “Through innovation, we can drive our economy to what we all aspire for – high wage, high skill jobs and competitiveness in […]

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Florida Chamber Co-Hosts Childhood Education

The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Chamber Foundation believe that a quality education is the best way to ensure Florida students can compete in a global economy. Securing Florida’s future over the long-term means making the right policy choices in the short-term. To help in this arena, the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance […]

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Rick Scott Signs Bill to Cut School Testing

April 14, 2015 | |

By Drew Wilson Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 7069 Tuesday, reducing the number of tests Florida public school students take as well as making changes to teacher evaluations and school year start dates. “This legislation reduces the number of tests our students take, including the 11th grade English Language Arts test that we eliminated this […]

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Mazda R.A.C.E Program Encourages STEM Education

You’ve heard it said before- today’s manufacturing is not your grandfather’s manufacturing. In today’s world, industries like manufacturing require a unique set of skills that can be honed by specialized training in STEM. Science, technology, engineering and math are now more important than ever to Florida’s economic development- in fact there are more than 60,000 […]

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Florida Group Heads to Peru on Trade Mission

March 23, 2015 | |

Government and business officials will try to make deals for Florida exports. By Eric Kulisch Representatives from the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development arm, are on a trade mission this week to Peru to market Florida products. Florida exported $2.8 billion worth of goods to […]

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Workers with Unique Abilities Play a Vital Role in Florida’s Workforce

Florida’s economic recovery is well underway. Since 2010, Florida’s leadership has been focused on jobs. In fact, Florida Chamber of Commerce members and others have created more than 800,000 private-sector jobs. As Florida continues on the path to become the No. 1 job-creating state in the nation, Florida has an opportunity to help encourage underemployed […]

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